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Search for art and culture grants on Granwatch.com including grants for artists, performing arts, music, dance, visual, arts programs, local arts events, arts education and graphic arts programming.   97 Arts and Culture Grants for California.

Grants to USA Nonprofit and Governmental Museums for Capacity Building Activities

Deadline: 05/01/17
Conference Date: 03/16/17

Grants starting at $5,000 to USA and territories nonprofit and governmental museums for capacity building and professional development activities. An informational webinar is scheduled for March 16. The purpose of this program is to enable museums t... GrantWatch ID#: 180756

Grants to California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ohio Nonprofits for Arts, Arts Education, and the Environment

Deadline: 07/15/17
LOI Date: 04/10/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ohio nonprofits for programs that will benefit residents in eligible communities. Preliminary applications are due April 10. Funding will be awarded to programs in the ar... GrantWatch ID#: 180098

In-kind Grants to USA Nonprofits for Custom Animations to Promote a Cause

Deadline: 04/30/17

In-kind grants valued at up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for a professional two-minute animation to promote their cause. This grant includes the services of scripting, voice-over, and custom illustration. Grantees are expected to spend o... GrantWatch ID#: 179839

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations to Support Chamber Music Training for Amateur Musicians

Deadline: 04/30/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International organizations for workshops that provide coaching and support for amateur musicians playing chamber music. Funding is available to reduce registration fees for participants, to subsidize coaches’ salaries, ... GrantWatch ID#: 180316

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Awards to USA, Canada, and International English Teachers for Classroom-Based Research on Education

Deadline: 05/01/17

Awards to USA, Canada, and International English language arts teachers to recognize outstanding published research concerning the learning and teaching of the discipline. The purpose of this award is to honor classroom-based research projects in wh... GrantWatch ID#: 160646

Award to a USA Organization or University for an Outstanding Project on the History of the North American West

Deadline: 05/01/17

Award of $1,000 to a USA organization, group, or institution of higher education for an outstanding project that has enhanced public appreciation of North American West history. All projects must have been completed in the previous year. The prize m... GrantWatch ID#: 160702

Award to a California Individual to Publish and Promote Literature about State History

Deadline: 05/01/17

Award with a prize of $5,000 to a California author as an advance for the publication of a book that addresses an aspect of the history of California in an engaging and informative manner. In addition to the cash advance, the prize includes publicat... GrantWatch ID#: 175308

Grants to Lake County, California Nonprofits for Arts, Health, and Community Programs

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants to Lake County, California nonprofit organizations to support charitable and other local programs in the arts, health, and community. Previous grant recipients included high schools, youth-oriented organizations, literacy projects, museums, C... GrantWatch ID#: 178961

Scholarships and Fellowships to USA Dance Students and Dancers for Professional Training and Workforce Developme...

Deadline: 05/01/17

Scholarships and fellowships ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 to USA dancers for professional training and salary assistance. Scholarships cover the costs of school tuition for dance major students at a nonprofit school, and fellowships provide salary... GrantWatch ID#: 180035

Fellowships to USA Choreographers to Create New Dance Works and to Support Artistic Advancement

Deadline: 05/01/17

Fellowships of $10,000 to USA choreographers for the creation of a new artistic work of up to 20 minutes that will be presented to the public during the fellowship period. Funding is intended to encourage new artistic advancements that broaden the a... GrantWatch ID#: 180036

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Jewish College Graduates to Teach in Israel

Deadline: 05/01/17

Fellowships of up to $1,430 per month to USA, Canada, and International Jewish college graduates to teach English in Israel. Fellows will work at a school for 10 months and participate in educational and cultural programs. This program is intended f... GrantWatch ID#: 180172

Grants to USA, Ontario, Puerto Rico, and International Nonprofits in Eligible Areas to Benefit Local Communities

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants to USA, Ontario, Puerto Rico, and International nonprofit organizations to positively impact communities where the funding source has a business presence. Eligible USA communities are located in California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Marylan... GrantWatch ID#: 180321

Grants to USA Nonprofits for International Exchanges in the Arts and Environmental Sciences

Deadline: 08/01/17
LOI Date: 05/01/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to help cover the costs of international travel to Central, East, and Southeast Europe, the Baltic states, Central Asia, Mongolia, and/or Russia for exchanges in the arts and/or the environmental sciences. Appli... GrantWatch ID#: 180489

Fellowship to a USA Asian American Filmmaker or Screenwriter for the Creation of a Narrative Feature Screenplay

Deadline: 05/02/17

Fellowship to a USA Asian American screenwriter or writer/director to support the creation of a feature screenplay. The purpose of this program is to advance the representation of Asian Americans in the independent film industry. Applications will b... GrantWatch ID#: 154525

Fellowship to a USA Latino Filmmaker or Screenwriter for the Creation of a Narrative Feature Screenplay

Deadline: 05/02/17

Fellowship to a USA screenwriter or writer/director of Latino descent to support the creation of a narrative feature screenplay. Applications will be considered from individuals working on their first or second screenplay. The selected fellow will r... GrantWatch ID#: 180905

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for the Preservation and Digitization of Humanities Resources

Deadline: 05/02/17

Grants of up to $7,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs for the preservation of humanities collections. Applicants must create or verify the required registrations by April 4 and April 18. The purpose of this program is... GrantWatch ID#: 181003

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Political, Economic, Social and Civil Rights for Global Citizens

Deadline: 05/03/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to USA nonprofits for programs that work to protect cultural, social, civil, economic, and political rights for individuals in communities around the world. Previous grants have funded nonviolence initiatives, y... GrantWatch ID#: 178726

In-Kind Grants of Musical Equipment to USA K-12 Public Schools to Support Music and Arts Programs

Deadline: 05/05/17

In-kind grants valued at $10,000 to USA K-12 public schools for the purchase of a piano and other musical equipment. Funding is intended to provide students with a safe place to discover and excel in music and the arts. To qualify, schools must have... GrantWatch ID#: 153756

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, Artists, and Cultural Institutions for Contemporary Arts Pr...

Deadline: 07/07/17
LOI Date: 05/05/17

Grants starting at $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International individual artists, nonprofit organizations, art production platforms, festivals, and cultural institutions for projects in the contemporary arts. LOIs are due May 5. The Fund supports pr... GrantWatch ID#: 179287

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Grants to California Nonprofits for Education, Workforce Preparation, Veteran Services, and the Environment

Deadline: 06/30/17
LOI Date: 05/05/17

Grants to California nonprofit organizations to benefit communities where the funding source has operations, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange Counties. LOIs are due May 5. Applicants must contact program staff before submitting LOIs. Pro... GrantWatch ID#: 181156

Awards to USA Women for Outstanding Contributions to Volunteer Service and Community Needs

Deadline: 05/08/17

Awards of $10,000 to USA women to recognize outstanding commitment to volunteer service and meeting community needs and concerns. Nominees will also be judged on their passion, the project's impact on addressing problems, and whether the activity's ... GrantWatch ID#: 180983

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Environmental, Arts, Educational, and Health Programs

Deadline: 05/10/17

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to USA nonprofits for museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, and programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildli... GrantWatch ID#: 174639

Grants to La Quinta, California Nonprofits to Promote Events and Economic Development

Deadline: 05/12/17

Grants of up to $10,000 to La Quinta, California nonprofit organizations to publicize events and promote local economic development. Smaller grants are available for the marketing and sponsorship of events. Larger grants may be requested for activit... GrantWatch ID#: 178902

Awards to USA Individuals Ages 50 and Above for Creating Positive Social Impact

Deadline: 05/12/17

Awards of $50,000 to USA and territories individuals over the age of 50 to recognize accomplishments in fostering positive social impacts. Strong consideration will be given to candidates working to address areas such as healthy living, caregiving, ... GrantWatch ID#: 180642

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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Benefit Children and Young Adults Through Arts and Environmental Stewardship

Deadline: 05/15/17

Grants to USA nonprofits for programs that will benefit children and young adults. Funding may be awarded to programs in the areas of environmental stewardship, performing arts, and visual arts. All programs and funding must be based in the United S... GrantWatch ID#: 143301

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Grants and Awards to USA Authors, Translators, Agents, and Publishers to Translate French Literature

Deadline: 05/15/17

Grants and awards to USA literary publishers, translators, authors, and literary agents for the translation of French literary works for English-speaking audiences. Consideration will be given to both fiction and non-fiction writings. Eligible liter... GrantWatch ID#: 179274

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Basic Human Needs and Community Development

Deadline: 05/15/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to meet basic human needs, promote community vitality, and encourage volunteerism. Programs may involve hunger relief, shelter and housing, self-sufficiency, arts and culture, and community development. Applicat... GrantWatch ID#: 179283

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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Contributions to Postsecondary History Education

Deadline: 05/15/17

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual to recognize outstanding service to history education at a college or university. Nominations will be considered on behalf of individuals affiliated with two-year, four-year, and graduate schools a... GrantWatch ID#: 180732

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Award to a USA, Canada, or International History Teacher for Undergraduate Mentorship

Deadline: 05/15/17

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual history teacher to recognize outstanding mentorship at an undergraduate level. Nominations are accepted on behalf of individuals affiliated with both two-year and four-year institutions. The purpos... GrantWatch ID#: 180733

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Prizes to USA, Canada, and International New Media Projects for the Use of Digital Technology in History

Deadline: 05/15/17

Prizes of $4,000 to USA, Canada, and International new media projects that combine digital technology and history. Consideration will be given to freely available and innovative projects that reflect critical, rigorous, and thoughtful engagement. Re... GrantWatch ID#: 180734

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals and Institutions for Diversity in the Historical Professions

Deadline: 05/15/17

Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals and academic institutions to recognize sustained efforts and initiatives to recruit and retain underrepresented ethnic and racial groups in the historical professions. Strong candidates will demon... GrantWatch ID#: 180735

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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual or Group Advancing the Public's Understanding of History

Deadline: 05/15/17

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual or group for contributions to the public’s understanding and appreciation of history. Nominations may be submitted for specific contributions to the file. This could include, for example, works a... GrantWatch ID#: 180736

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Award to a USA Playwright for Writing a Dramatic Work That is Challenging, Passionate, and Fearless

Deadline: 05/15/17

Award of $45,000 to a USA playwright for writing a new play that is unique, bold, and fearless. Priority is given to submissions by playwrights of color, women, and first-time playwrights. Funding is intended for unproduced plays that are not main... GrantWatch ID#: 180988

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In-Kind Professional Development Grants to USA Teachers and School Counselors Working to Help Diverse Gifted Stud...

Deadline: 05/16/17

In-kind professional development grants to USA teachers, school psychologists, and school counselors who work in Title I schools and are new to the field of gifted education. The opportunity provides teachers with tools for identifying and understa... GrantWatch ID#: 160187

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Grants to USA Individual Writers for New Literary Works on Contemporary Visual Art

Deadline: 05/17/17

Grants to USA writers to create new works on contemporary visual arts. Grants are made to both established and emerging writers and can be in the categories of articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, or short-form writing. Funding will ap... GrantWatch ID#: 150417

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Awards to USA High School Students for Excellence in Writing Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction Works

Deadline: 05/30/17

Awards of $200 to USA high school students (in grades nine through twelve) who have demonstrated excellence in writing poetry, fiction, and/or literary nonfiction works. The funding source will also acknowledge excellence in poetry writing with awa... GrantWatch ID#: 181066

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Awards to Monterey County, California Nonprofits and Individuals to Recognize Outstanding Dedication to the Arts

Deadline: 05/31/17

Awards to Monterey County, California nonprofits and individuals to recognize outstanding contributions to the arts and to making the community better for local residents through the arts. Nominees may be professionals, volunteers, educators, philan... GrantWatch ID#: 154552

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Education, Social Welfare, Arts, Religion, and Medical Research Programs

Deadline: 05/31/17

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for a broad range of programs and projects that aim to promote the welfare of the public. The funding source responds to requests that are deemed most appropriate to promote education, the arts... GrantWatch ID#: 180745

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Grants to Morgan Hill, California Nonprofits and Public Entities for Education, Recreation, and Health Programs

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants starting at $500 to Morgan Hill, California nonprofits and public entities for programs targeting the funding areas of science and technology, education and life-long learning, recreation, agriculture and environment, and health and human ser... GrantWatch ID#: 140251

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Grants to USA Tribes, Museums, and Native Hawaiian Organizations to Reclaim Cultural Items

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants ranging from $300 to $15,000 to USA Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums to transfer items of cultural significance and human remains to Native individuals and organizations. The purpose of this program is to return contr... GrantWatch ID#: 164780

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Grants to Livermore, California Arts Nonprofits and Individuals for Local Arts Initiatives

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants of up to $1,000 to Livermore, California individual artists, arts nonprofits, and other arts organizations to expand arts opportunities for the local community. Requests will be considered for a broad range of arts and cultural endeavors. ... GrantWatch ID#: 173821

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In-Kind Grants to Illinois, California, and New York Nonprofits and Schools in Eligible Areas to Expand Capacity

Deadline: 06/01/17

In-kind grants valued at $45,000 or more to Chicago, Illinois, Los Angeles and San Francisco area, California, and New York City, New York, nonprofits and schools for professional consulting services that will enhance organizations' operations and e... GrantWatch ID#: 177866

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Grants to California Nonprofits to Support K-12 Public Schools in Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties

Deadline: 08/01/17
LOI Date: 06/01/17

Grants to California nonprofits to support K-12 public school students in Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties that face the most significant economic, racial, and social barriers. An LOI is due June 1, 2017. Priority is given to programs that are... GrantWatch ID#: 179631

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Grants to USA Individual Artists and Writers for Projects Involving Antarctic Science Research and Interpretation

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to USA individual artists and writers to carry out projects that will increase the public’s appreciation and understanding of the Antarctic region. Applicants are encouraged to contact the program officer prior to applying. In additional to... GrantWatch ID#: 180942

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Heritage Preservation Outreach and Interpretation

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants of up to $12,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs for the digitization and interpretation of cultural heritage materials. Applicants are advised to confirm the required registrations by May 4 a... GrantWatch ID#: 181009

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Colleges and Universities for Performances of Musical Works

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International colleges and universities for performances of music works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein. Funding is provided to support general production expenses for stage works, and to cover musical expenses in regard... GrantWatch ID#: 181056

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Grants to Bay Area, California Nonprofits and Artists for New and Innovative Works That Promote Diversity

Deadline: 06/30/17
Conference Date: 06/01/17

Grants ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 to Bay Area, California small and mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations and artists partnering with fiscal sponsors for new and innovative work that represents the region’s diversity. An application workshop ... GrantWatch ID#: 177939

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Grants to Virginia, Washington, DC, and California Organizations in Eligible Cities for Health and Wellness

Deadline: 06/14/17

Grants to Virginia, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles and San Fransisco, California organizations to promote the health and well-being of residents. Funding will be provided for a wide range of civic, cultural, and charitable endeavors as well as pub... GrantWatch ID#: 178645

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Grants to USA Government Agencies for Historical Archives Preservation and Access

Deadline: 06/14/17

Grants of up to $40,000 per year to USA and territories government agencies that are responsible for their state’s archives for projects that promote the access to and interpretation of historical records. There is an optional proposal draft deadl... GrantWatch ID#: 180193

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Agencies, and Tribes to Promote Access to Historic Records

Deadline: 06/14/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, IHEs, government agencies, and Native American tribes and groups to promote access to the nation’s historical records. Application drafts may be submitted through April 7. Applicants are encouraged to contact... GrantWatch ID#: 180922

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